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For Immediate Release

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November 26, 2012 Deputy Michael Sharboneau, Public Affairs Officer
U.S. Marshals Service - El Paso, TX (915) 892-9796
U.S. Marshals Graduate 2012 Citizens’ Academy

El Paso, TX – The United States Marshals Service in El Paso will graduate students from their 2012 Citizens’ Academy at 6:00 P.M., on November 28, 2012, at the Albert Armendariz Sr., United States Courthouse, 525 Magoffin in El Paso. Robert R. Almonte, United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas will preside over the evening’s graduation.

During the 6-week program, community members were provided presentations and speakers from various agency disciplines focusing on the historic role the marshals have served since their creation from the Judiciary Act of 1789. Students received first-hand information on judicial and courthouse security, fugitive investigations, asset seizure administration, as well as a host of other critical missions and contemporary roles for which the marshals are frequently called upon to execute by court order, Attorney General or Presidential directive.

Marshal Almonte said, “We are proud and honored to present to the community this year’s participants from our 2012 USMS Citizens’ Academy. The citizens’ academy affords us the opportunity to partner with the citizenry of our city to make it a safer place for everyone.”

The United States Marshals Service invites all members of the media to the evening’s graduation event as honorees and local community leaders will be available to the media.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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